Mitchell Starc is back in the Australian squad after being ruled out of the previous match with a minor injury against Afghanistan.
Australia vs Afghanistan, the 39th Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, will be played on November 7, 2023 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The match is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM IST.
David Warner is also back in the squad after missing the last match for personal reasons. Marcus Stoinis is a doubtful starter due to a back injury.
Rashid Khan is fit and available for selection after missing the last match with a groin injury. Mujeeb Ur Rahman is also fit and available for selection after being rested in the last match. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a doubtful starter due to a hamstring injury.
TV Channels telecasting the match in various countries
- Australia: Fox Sports
- Afghanistan: Star Sports
- India: Star Sports
- United Kingdom: Sky Sports
- United States: Willow TV
Live Streaming Links
- Kayo Sports (Australia): https://www.kayosports.com.au – Download the app: http://app.cricket.com.au
- Star Sports (India): https://www.hotstar.com
- Sky Go (United Kingdom): https://www.sky.com/skygo
- Willow TV (United States): https://www.willow.tv
Possible playing XIs:
Australia: Warner, Finch (c), Khawaja, Smith, Green, Maxwell, Stoinis/Inglis, Carey (wk), Cummins, Starc, Hazlewood.
Afghanistan: Ibrahim Zadran, Gurbaz/Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq.
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a batting paradise, with a flat pitch and short boundaries. The average first-innings score at the venue in ODIs is 280, and the average second-innings score is 270. The pitch is also known for its slow turn and bounce, which can make it difficult for bowlers to take wickets.
The pitch conditions at the Wankhede Stadium are expected to favor the batters. The flat pitch has short boundaries, so the batters can score freely. The slow turn and bounce of the pitch will make it difficult for the bowlers to take wickets.